Press Releases

Assemblymember Chris Holden Commends CalPERS Decision to Reduce Investments in Turkey

Sacramento, CA – The California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) made a decision that significantly reduced their exposure to investments currently held in Turkey. The action translates into over a $100 million reduction in CALPERS currency and equity exposure to Turkish issued securities, which brings the total current exposure to under $2 million.

Mijares Restaurant Named 41st Assembly District’s Small Business of the Year

Sacramento, CA – In a ceremony in Sacramento, Assemblymember Chris Holden honored Mijares Mexican Restaurant as “Small Business of the Year” for the 41st Assembly District. R-lene de Lang, Tina Jimenez, and Tom Recendez – co-owners of Mijares, accepted the recognition during the annual Small Business of the Year luncheon organized by the California Small Business Association.

Assemblymember Holden’s Social Justice Bills Pass Senate Committees

Sacramento (CA) – Yesterday, four of Assemblymember Chris Holden’s bills passed Senate Policy Committees. The package of social justice bills that passed include The Upward Mobility Act, AB 105; use of force training for private security, AB 229; transportation contracts for disadvantaged communities, AB 349; and real estate appraisal reform, AB 948.